Two Peas and Their Pod

Easy Black Bean Dip


Are you ready for some football? The Super Bowl is on Sunday and we are gearing up for our annual party. Every year we have friends over to watch the game, commercials, and to eat good food. That is usually the highlight of the day:)

This year we are making Slow Cooker Chicken Chile Verde with lots of tasty sides. Chips, salsa, guacamole, a fresh fruit tray, Cilantro Lime Rice, and this Easy Black Bean Dip are all on the menu. I am still pondering dessert, but I am pretty sure cookies will make an appearance. You can’t have a party without cookies and Josh is begging for Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies. Sounds good to me:)


If you are still finalizing your Super Bowl party menu, make sure you add this Easy Black Bean Dip. It only takes 5 minutes to make. I am not joking. I bet you could even make this dip blindfolded. It’s that easy!

To make the dip, all you have to do is put black beans, onion, cilantro, garlic, jalapeño, lime juice, and some spices in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Boom! You have a tasty party dip that is full of flavor and good for you too!

We like to sprinkle cotija cheese on top of the dip before serving. It spruces up the dip a bit. I will admit this dip is not the prettiest, but who cares. Looks aren’t everything!

We serve our Easy Black Bean Dip with tortilla chips, cut up veggies, and crackers. We also like to use this Easy Black Bean Dip as a filling for quesadillas. This dip is Caleb approved. He always ends up with a cute bean face:)

Get your game face on and make Easy Black Bean Dip for Super Bowl Sunday!


Easy Black Bean Dip

Yield: Serves 6

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

This dip can be made in 5 minutes! Serve with tortilla chips, veggies, or crackers for an easy appetizer or healthy snack.


2 (15 oz) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
1 clove garlic, minced
1 small jalapeño, seeds removed and diced
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons cotija cheese, for garnish, optional


1. Put the black beans, onion, cilantro, garlic, jalapeño, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, salt, and black pepper in a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth.

2. Pour the black bean dip in a bowl and garnish with cotija cheese, if using. Serve with tortilla chips and/or cut up vegetables.

Note-omit the cheese garnish for a vegan dip. This dip is gluten free, just serve with gluten free chips/crackers.

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96 Responses to “Easy Black Bean Dip”

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  1. Erica — January 30, 2013 @ 4:38 am

    I’m still figuring out what I”m making! This dip sounds simple and healthy! Gotta love that!

  2. I can become very addicted to black bean dip! I love it and your’s looks delish!!

  3. Joanie @ Zagleft — January 30, 2013 @ 8:24 am

    I love black beans and this dip looks and sounds fabulous! I think it’ll be on our menu as well. Plus, it’s nice to have something healthy to eat at a Super Bowl party.

  4. Heather @ Heather's Dish — January 30, 2013 @ 8:28 am

    Get in my belly!

  5. Jennifer Del Duca — January 30, 2013 @ 8:46 am

    Within the past week I have made your Tortellini Soup, Roasted Mushroom, Spinach, and Goat Cheese pasta, and Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies. My husband is in heaven, and I love the simplicity of all of your recipes. This bean dip will be making an appearance on Sunday!

  6. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — January 30, 2013 @ 9:00 am

    I love black beans and they are so good for you, this dip just scored a touchdown :)

  7. Abby @ The Frosted Vegan — January 30, 2013 @ 9:02 am

    Hand me the tortilla chips, I need this now!

  8. The Hungry Housewife — January 30, 2013 @ 9:24 am

    Ohhhh< i want to come to YOUR super Bowl Party! All sounds delish Maria!!!

  9. HeatherChristo — January 30, 2013 @ 9:58 am

    This is the perfect dip for Superbowl Parties- my husband would love this!

  10. Kevin @ Closet Cooking — January 30, 2013 @ 10:04 am

    Nice and quick and easy to make and yet so good!

  11. marla — January 30, 2013 @ 10:06 am

    Love how quick, easy & delish this dip looks :)

  12. Sounds good. I am globbing it onto your Cilantro Lime Rice, for sure!

  13. Aimee @ Simple Bites — January 30, 2013 @ 10:17 am

    So good! Love that this is vegan, Maria.

  14. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — January 30, 2013 @ 10:24 am

    Well, I can tell you right now, that bowl would last 5 minutes in my house!

  15. Gaby — January 30, 2013 @ 10:44 am

    crazy easy and crazy good! yes please.

  16. Carrie @ Kiss My Whisk — January 30, 2013 @ 10:47 am

    Love it, easy and delicious! This will be part of my super bowl spread!

  17. Julie @ Table for Two — January 30, 2013 @ 11:01 am

    i love how easy this is to come together. when you’re having big party/get together, the last thing you want is a super complicated dip! i love this!!

  18. Bree {Skinny Mommy} — January 30, 2013 @ 11:04 am

    Sounds so easy and delicious!

  19. Brianna — January 30, 2013 @ 11:14 am

    I love black beans! This will definitely be going on the menu. Or yum it would be great with taco night! 😀

  20. Jenny Flake — January 30, 2013 @ 11:31 am

    Bean dip and chips should stay very far away from me because I have zero self control! This recipe = yum!!

  21. Cookin' Canuck — January 30, 2013 @ 11:39 am

    This would definitely be a hit at any Super Bowl party…or just at afternoon snack time. Looks great, Maria!

  22. Kelly — January 30, 2013 @ 12:19 pm

    Do you find that you need to reserve any of the black bean liquid to get the consistency right?

  23. Looks like the perfect dip for the big game! Love all the flavors!

  24. Cookbook Queen — January 30, 2013 @ 1:14 pm

    I LOOOOOVE black beans. This is perfect!!

  25. Sometimes pretty can be so over-rated. I want this dip!

  26. Marian (Sweetopia) — January 30, 2013 @ 1:23 pm

    Tasty and good for you! Perfect dip!

  27. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — January 30, 2013 @ 1:40 pm

    I love anything with the word “easy” in it! Looks delicious!

  28. Bev @ Bev Cooks — January 30, 2013 @ 2:39 pm

    This is stinking fabulous. Why is my face not in it?

  29. tracy {pale yellow} — January 30, 2013 @ 7:11 pm

    I’m going vegan for the month of February and this dip will be perfect for eating during the super bowl, great timing!

  30. Ashley — January 30, 2013 @ 7:53 pm

    Wow! This sounds so flavorful! Too funny that I made black bean dip today. Posting tomorrow. :) I’ll have to try your version next!

  31. Megan {Country Cleaver} — January 30, 2013 @ 10:29 pm

    Ohhh this does looks tasty and I love the healthy dip for such a typically unhealthy event.

  32. Yvearl — January 31, 2013 @ 1:34 am

    Perfecto! I love me a good bean dip and black beans are some of my faves! Thanks for sharing! Happy Super Bowl!!

  33. Joanne — January 31, 2013 @ 9:35 am

    I’m always up for trying the newest dip on the block! Not gonna lie, the cotija won me over. Love that stuff.

  34. Kristen — January 31, 2013 @ 11:24 am

    Black beans are my favorite! Loving this recipe!

  35. Carla @ Carlas Confections — January 31, 2013 @ 12:42 pm

    LOVE easy dips like this one!

  36. ashley - baker by nature — January 31, 2013 @ 8:23 pm

    I’m dreaming of black bean dip right now!

  37. My tummy is grumbling!!! Yum!

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  39. Shira — February 1, 2013 @ 7:16 pm

    This made A LOT of dip – can I freeze some of it and use it a week or so later? Will it still be tasty when thawed? Please let me know what you think. Thanks.

  40. Cynthia — February 4, 2013 @ 11:47 am

    This is DELICIOUS! Made yesterday and hubbie and I polished off the whole thing w Tostito’s multi-grain scoop chips. YUM!

    • Two Peas replied: — February 4th, 2013 @ 11:59 am

      Glad you liked the dip!

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